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Designer Virgil Abloh dies of cancer at 41

Designer Virgil Abloh dies of cancer at 41

Designer Virgil Abloh died on Sunday of cancer after privately battling the disease for several years. He was 41.
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UK Black Friday transactions beat pre-Covid numbers says Barclaycard

UK Black Friday transactions beat pre-Covid numbers says Barclaycard

​Black Friday spending volumes exceeded those of both 2020 and the pre-pandemic shopping day in 2019, Barclaycard said as stores closed on Friday.
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Black Friday's big! Close to £9bn spend expected this year - reports

Black Friday's big! Close to £9bn spend expected this year - reports

​Predictions are all pointing in one direction: this year’s Black Friday spending in the UK is lining up to be one of the biggest (and most important) yet for the start of the Golden Quarter.
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Mowalola opens pop-up store in London's Shoreditch

Mowalola opens pop-up store in London's Shoreditch

​As pop-up stores go, this is one of the briefest but brightest. For two days (26-28 November) emerging designer Mowalola Ogunlesi hosts her first (albeit temporary) store at the Dray Walk Gallery in Shoreditch, London.
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Giorgio Armani unveils fresh line of precious pieces for fine jewelry collection

Giorgio Armani unveils fresh line of precious pieces for fine jewelry collection

Armani has added to the Giorgio Armani Haute Joaillerie with a fresh collection of ideas this week, again influenced by Art Deco and stylized shapes.
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Luxury: how can sector deal with radical rejuvenation of clientèle?

Luxury: how can sector deal with radical rejuvenation of clientèle?

By 2025, 70% of luxury consumers will be aged below 40, forcing labels to revise their approach and values, broadening them to include more culture-based elements, according to the latest study by Bain & Co.
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Vetements: Bitcoin boys and babes are all the rage

Vetements: Bitcoin boys and babes are all the rage

Just when you thought that brands were getting back to doing live shows on runways, when along comes Vetements with another digital lookbook in an ode to Bitcoin billionaires.
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Roland Mouret in administration as pandemic claims latest business victim

Roland Mouret in administration as pandemic claims latest business victim

Roland Mouret has placed his fashion company into administration, a move widely expected after the business was crushed by the pandemic.
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Billie Eilish, David Beckham, Harry Styles top fashion influencer lists

Billie Eilish, David Beckham, Harry Styles top fashion influencer lists

​David Beckham retains his status as a top global fashion influencer even though younger celebrities such as Harry Styles are also making a huge impact now. And for women, Billie Eilish is top of a new ranking.
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Griff, Henry Holland, Elsa Majimbo join Fashion Awards red carpet line-up

Griff, Henry Holland, Elsa Majimbo join Fashion Awards red carpet line-up

The British Fashion Council has been teasing the content of Monday’s Fashion Awards for some time now, and on Friday it released more information for the TikTok-sponsored event with a focus on the red carpet.
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Landsec's new strategy is "customer-centric", Nik Porter joins in new role

Landsec's new strategy is "customer-centric", Nik Porter joins in new role

​Major retail landlord Landsec has unveiled a new, “customer-centric approach” to accelerate its retail strategy. The Bluewater owner has a new retail structure to build "closer relationships with brand partners".
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Hugo Boss gets major loan linked to sustainability targets

Hugo Boss gets major loan linked to sustainability targets

​Hugo Boss has become the latest major fashion name to link its financing to green goals. The German giant — in which Frasers Group owns a large stake — has secured a syndicated loan with a sustainability component.
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Fred unveils its 100-carat-plus Soleil d’Or diamond, reveals plans for major retrospective

Fred unveils its 100-carat-plus Soleil d’Or diamond, reveals plans for major retrospective

Paris jeweler Fred welcomed back a key family member of its heritage on Wednesday, the dramatic brilliantly yellow Soleil d’Or diamond, whose 100-plus carats make it one of the rarest stones on the planet.
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Burberry links with Marcus Rashford to boost literacy skills

Burberry links with Marcus Rashford to boost literacy skills

​Burberry has linked up with football star Marcus Rashford (who’s also appeared in its campaigns) to support organisations in the UK and abroad helping disadvantaged children develop their literacy skills. 
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Dior and ASOS are "most trusted" fashion brands - report

Dior and ASOS are "most trusted" fashion brands - report

​Dior is the “most trusted” fashion brand for UK consumers, analysis from money.co.uk shows, based on Trustpilot reviews of over 100 worldwide brands. Dior also comes top of the list of the most trusted consumer brands.
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Christmas comes early as November retail is strong says CBI

Christmas comes early as November retail is strong says CBI

​“Christmas came early” for UK retail in November. At least, that’s what some said as the latest CBI quarterly Distributive Trades Survey on Thursday showed sales were “good for the time of year”.
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